Oppo's bezel-less display technology appears on video

Oppo's bezel-less display technology appears on video
A video from China reveals some of the technology employed by Oppo that gives its newer handsets a look of being bezel-less, when in actuality there is a razor thin border around the glass. A prototype stars in the video and in real-life this technology will be employed on the Oppo R7. The extremely thin handset has been the subject of quite a few leaks. Besides presenting a bezel-less look, the Oppo R7 also could be the thinnest smartphone in the world measuring less than 4.85mm thick.

Besides Oppo, other manufacturers are adopting a bezel-less look including LeTV, and ZTE.  The ZTE Nubia Z9 is expected to offer users a special feature called 3D edge touch. With this feature, users can tap on parts of the screen where normally a bezel would be found, and open the camera, activate the shutter and make phone calls. ZTE plans on opening up the API for third parties to use to develop new features.

The latest information we have is that the Oppo R7 and the Oppo R7 Max will be unveiled on May 20th. There is speculation that a fingerprint scanner will be included although the phone's Twiggy-esque footprint allows for no more than a 2000mAh battery to be included. The premium Oppo R7 Max will reportedly be a bit thicker, allowing the manufacturer to stuff a larger battery into the unit.

Is a thin or non-existent bezel one of the features you look for when purchasing a new handset? Regardless of your answer, you might want to check out the nice looking Oppo prototype seen in the video below.


source: GizmoChina

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11 Comments

1. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Side bezels are perfect on the G3, any smaller and I think the palm will start touching the screen when you do one hand acrobatics across the device. The top and bottom bezels are what is annoying now, they need to be trimmed by everyone. Although LG and Samsung seem to have nailed those now though.

2. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

"The top and bottom bezels are what is annoying now" I agree. "LG seems to have nailed that now." Top, yes. Bottom, no. "Samsung seems to have nailed that." WHAAT?!! WHENN??!!

3. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

It's only big bezels when it's the others doing it, Samsung has perfect everything the S6 is 143mm tall and the M9 is 144mm tall but the M9 has huge bezels but the S6 not, at least according to everyone around here.

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Samsung height is fine because it has capacitive buttons and it's 6.8mm packed with the latest technology. . Suck T C though, well, let's just say they have plenty of room to work with.

10. foreverjin08

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

This is not what you should worry about, that's the problem that engineers should fix. We just get it and enjoy it.

4. Scorpion67 unregistered

How you do hold this phone without accidentally touching parts of the display?

5. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

manufacturers usually put some kind of special software inside the phones so they can distinguish if users are just holding the phones or really touching the screens

11. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

you won't accidentally touch it

7. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Sharp's Aquos phones have had nearly zero top and side bezel for over a year now, albeit with a 720p display. Waiting for a major global manufacturer to bring that to North America already!

8. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

How do you hold it in landscape?

9. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

X version with 1080p

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